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It's a tough job separating truth from urban legend, but the MythBusters are here to serve. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, both with many years of experience in the special effects industry, take on three myths per episode and use modern-day science to show you what's real and what's fiction. Say you want to know if a toilet will explode if you light a match after spraying a flammable substance down the bowl. Or maybe you've always wondered if you get wetter running in the rain or walking in the rain. Or can assassins use bullets made of ice so as not to leave evidence in their victims? All tricky questions. But Adam and Jamie do more than just explain how something may or may not be scientifically possible. Through trial and error, they actually demonstrate it.

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It's a tough job separating truth from urban legend, but the MythBusters are here to serve. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, both with many years of experience in the special effects industry, take on three myths per episode and use modern-day science to show you what's real and what's fiction. Say you want to know if a toilet will explode if you light a match after spraying a flammable substance down the bowl. Or maybe you've always wondered if you get wetter running in the rain or walking in the rain. Or can assassins use bullets made of ice so as not to leave evidence in their victims? All tricky questions. But Adam and Jamie do more than just explain how something may or may not be scientifically possible. Through trial and error, they actually demonstrate it.

    • EPISODE 1

    Exploding Toilet

    Jamie and Adam set out to methodically bust urban legends. If a flammable substance is sprayed down a toilet bowl, will a lighted match cause the toilet to explode? Find out if assassins use ice bullets and if running in the rain makes sense.

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    • 48 Minutes

    Jamie and Adam set out to methodically bust urban legends. If a flammable substance is sprayed down a toilet bowl, will a lighted match cause the toilet to explode? Find out if assassins use ice bullets and if running in the rain makes sense.

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    • 48 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Cell Phone Destroys Gas Station

    MythBusters test whether or not using a cell phone at a gas station can cause the pump to explode.

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    MythBusters test whether or not using a cell phone at a gas station can cause the pump to explode.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Barrel of Bricks

    Test the danger of responding to the call of nature on the electrified rail of a train track. Find out if an eel skin wallet can erase the magnetic information on credit cards, and hear the woeful tale of the unluckiest construction worker.

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    Test the danger of responding to the call of nature on the electrified rail of a train track. Find out if an eel skin wallet can erase the magnetic information on credit cards, and hear the woeful tale of the unluckiest construction worker.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Penny Drop

    MythBusters: Find out if dropping a penny from a skyscraper can be lethal to pedestrians on the sidewalk below. Explore the effects of microwaves and whether or not tanning beds really bake sun worshipers from the inside out.

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    MythBusters: Find out if dropping a penny from a skyscraper can be lethal to pedestrians on the sidewalk below. Explore the effects of microwaves and whether or not tanning beds really bake sun worshipers from the inside out.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Buried Alive

    Fact or fiction: Leaping from a bridge is safer if a hammer is thrown first to break the plane of the water's surface. Find out how much oxygen remains inside a coffin for those poor folks who get buried alive.

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    Fact or fiction: Leaping from a bridge is safer if a hammer is thrown first to break the plane of the water's surface. Find out how much oxygen remains inside a coffin for those poor folks who get buried alive.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Lightning Strikes / Tongue Piercing

    Join Jamie and Adam as they test the limits of a homemade tree cannon to decipher whether or not a small town in Hungary could actually build a working cannon out of a tree. Can Adam's tongue piercing withstand the electric force of a lightning bolt?

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    • 49 Minutes

    Join Jamie and Adam as they test the limits of a homemade tree cannon to decipher whether or not a small town in Hungary could actually build a working cannon out of a tree. Can Adam's tongue piercing withstand the electric force of a lightning bolt?

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Stinky Car

    Mythbusters Jamie and Adam put their noses to the test to find out if that nasty smell in the car is there to stay. Follow the gasoline trail as they try to flush out the truth in the raccoon in the drain myth.

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    Mythbusters Jamie and Adam put their noses to the test to find out if that nasty smell in the car is there to stay. Follow the gasoline trail as they try to flush out the truth in the raccoon in the drain myth.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Alcatraz Escape

    Jamie and Adam retrace the steps of the infamous prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz without a trace in 1962. Although presumed drowned, they'll find out if it was possible to survive the tides of the San Francisco Bay in a homemade raft.

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    Jamie and Adam retrace the steps of the infamous prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz without a trace in 1962. Although presumed drowned, they'll find out if it was possible to survive the tides of the San Francisco Bay in a homemade raft.

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    • 47 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Explosive Decompression

    Jamie and Adam shoot a bullet hole into the shell of an aircraft to see if that single shot will cause explosive decompression and destroy the aircraft. Find out if two hunters could use a loaded .22 gun cartridge as a car ignition fuse.

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    • 49 Minutes

    Jamie and Adam shoot a bullet hole into the shell of an aircraft to see if that single shot will cause explosive decompression and destroy the aircraft. Find out if two hunters could use a loaded .22 gun cartridge as a car ignition fuse.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    Chicken Gun

    Will launching a chicken at an airplane disrupt its flight or will it be blown out of the way? The Mythbusters go inside the human body to explore the myth of a woman who claimed she swallowed an octopus egg then gave birth to an eight-legged offspring.

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    Will launching a chicken at an airplane disrupt its flight or will it be blown out of the way? The Mythbusters go inside the human body to explore the myth of a woman who claimed she swallowed an octopus egg then gave birth to an eight-legged offspring.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 11

    Breakstep Bridge

    The Mythbusters set out to methodically bust three urban legends. Join Jamie and Adam as they re-create these myths in order to decide whether or not they deserve a place in urban lore.

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    • 49 Minutes

    The Mythbusters set out to methodically bust three urban legends. Join Jamie and Adam as they re-create these myths in order to decide whether or not they deserve a place in urban lore.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 12

    Buried In Concrete

    Solve a legendary mafia mystery by searching for the body of Jimmy Hoffa allegedly buried in the concrete under Giants Stadium. Fire up a jet engine and find out if the power and force of a 737 could launch a taxicab backward up to 25 meters in distance.

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    Solve a legendary mafia mystery by searching for the body of Jimmy Hoffa allegedly buried in the concrete under Giants Stadium. Fire up a jet engine and find out if the power and force of a 737 could launch a taxicab backward up to 25 meters in distance.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 13

    Sinking Titanic

    Find out if a sinking ship will suck passengers down as it goes under. Put a lit firecracker down the neck of a trombone to make sweeter music, and determine the intelligence of goldfish.

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    • 49 Minutes

    Find out if a sinking ship will suck passengers down as it goes under. Put a lit firecracker down the neck of a trombone to make sweeter music, and determine the intelligence of goldfish.

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    • 49 Minutes
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